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CAFB parents jailed for neglect of 7-week-old child

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The parents of a 7-week-old infant have been charged with contributing to the neglect of a child for allegedly not providing proper medical care.

Renee Sanders named interim executive director for United Way

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Renee Sanders has assumed the role of interim executive director for the United Way of Lowndes County.

Illinois investigators believe 1976 murder victim may have had Columbus ties

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities in Columbus and Illinois are asking the public's help in identifying the victim in a 42-year-old murder case.

Photo: 30th annual Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women Creative Writing graduate student Bailey Robertson talks with novelist Steve Yarbrough during the 30th annual Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium in Poindexter Hall on the MUW campus Thursday evening. Yarbrough was the keynote author for the symposium and he read passages from his seventh novel, "The Unmade World." Yarbrough is one of several authors visiting MUW for the Welty Symposium this weekend, and the public is invited to meet with authors through Saturday. For more information on the event, go to www.muw.edu/welty.

Preparing for winter: Local companies push pre-winter heat system checks, weatherization

Posted 10/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It may be early fall, but those in the business of providing heating to homes are already thinking winter.

Capital murder suspects denied bond

Posted 10/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus municipal judge denied bond to two capital murder suspects at their initial court appearance Wednesday.

Private equity group buys AkzoNobel, changes name to Nouryon

Posted 10/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemical now has a new owner and name for its global chemical companies.

Two arrested for capital murder in weekend homicide

Posted 10/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Columbus Police Department have arrested two people in connection to a weekend homicide in south Columbus.

Annual MUW career fair draws 21 employers

Posted 10/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Alexis Smith walked with a purpose Tuesday through Hogarth Student Union at the Mississippi University for Women. With copies of her resume in-hand, the senior communication major visited all 21 employer booths at the university's annual career fair, hoping to cast a wide net for job opportunities after her scheduled May graduation.

 

Council suspends three public works employees

Posted 10/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen handed down suspensions to three Public Works Department employees Tuesday evening.

 

Killing it with kindness: How a consultant found success in business by being kind, establishing boundaries

Posted 10/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Jennifer Spaulding began her consulting career more than 25 years ago, she had a pretty good idea of what she needed to get ahead in the world of business.

Lowndes County sportsplex gets green light

Posted 10/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors voted unanimously to proceed with the purchase of 89 acres in the western part of the county to build a sports complex after receiving clearance from the Federal Aviation Authority.

CLW weighs offering phone, internet service

Posted 10/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water has partnered with a broadband consulting firm to explore whether Columbus business owners are open to the idea of receiving phone and internet service from their local public utility company.

'Going green' to save county schools $8M

Posted 10/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District expects to save nearly $8 million in energy savings within the next 20 years.

Man found dead with gunshot wound in Southside apartment

Posted 10/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating a homicide after a body was found Saturday in a south Columbus apartment.

Suspect in A.J.'s Grocery shooting in custody

Posted 10/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The suspect in a shooting in a convenience store parking lot off Highway 373 earlier this month has turned himself in to Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

Looking for soldiers: Historians, archaeologists survey Confederate section of Friendship Cemetery for unmarked Union graves

Posted 10/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gary Lancaster leaned over the computer set out in Friendship Cemetery among clusters of land surveying equipment Friday afternoon. On the screen in front of him was a rough underground map of the grave sites of about 1,000 soldiers who died in Columbus after the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 -- soldiers whose lives and deaths he's been researching for years.

Lathan appointed to Mississippi Economic Development Council

Posted 10/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Brenda H. Lathan, Senior Vice President of the Golden Triangle Development Link, has been appointed to the MEDC Board of Directors as a Member At-Large.

Weeks: CAFB's mission more than just training pilots

Posted 10/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JoAnn Ferguson has seen at least 14 commanders at Columbus Air Force Base since joining the Base Community Council's Military Affairs Committee.

CMSD officials tight-lipped on Craig Shannon firing

Posted 10/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Craig Shannon, deputy superintendent for Columbus Municipal School District, is reportedly facing termination.

 

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